Bruce Springsteen 'fights the law' to end Hyde Park gig in Dublin, Madonna hates Australia, Katy Perry & Justin Bieber zit cream ad banned... Daily Hot List
Thursday, 19 July
Bruce Springsteen finished off his Hyde Park performance with Paul McCartney... in Dublin. After The Boss' duet with The Beatle was cut short at the end of Hard Rock Calling on Saturday, Springsteen started his show at Dublin's RDS arena by playing the final minute of Twist And Shout - sans McCartney unfortunately.
However just to make sure he wouldn't be cut off at the end of that Irish show, Bruce had a joke generator switch installed onstage in Dublin, and sent a clear message of rebellious intent out to the authorities by playing I Fought The Law after his half-a-Beatles cover.
Madonna is shunning Australia by skipping it her world tour... again. The singer was due to announce dates in the country, her first in 20 years, earlier this month but her promoter Live Nation has confirmed she will now not play there. According to local reports, stadiums in Sydney and Melbourne had been booked for dates next year, but a spokesperson for the singer explained that "Madonna's tour will end in South America in December as planned. That's all we can say." The singer has skipped Australia on last two tours, citing logistics and financial reasons, and it has been suggested that economics again played a part in the MDNA tour's early end.
A acne advert featuring Katy Perry and Justin Bieber has been banned in the UK. The singers appear in an American advert for zit cream Proactiv which was due to be shown in Britain, however the Advertising Standards Authority has stepped in following complaints to stop the clip's use because the ingredients of the cream Perry and Bieber talk about are different to those which are sold in the UK version.
Can and Jono Podmore talk through the band's recently released 'lost tapes' of unreleased material.
Plus Jamie Skey unearths some more of rock'n'roll's missing treasures in a column for Q.
Watch a video from Passion Pit for new album track I'll Be Alright and read our exclusive Q&a interview with the band's leader Michael Angelakos now.
It's pleasing to know that even the super suave Jon Hamm goes all fanboy when he meets his music idols. The Mad Men actor bumped into Jay-Z in a list, some years before the series started it should be noted, and went all fanboy on the rapper. "I think I was probably super nervous and nerdy and said something like, I'm a big fan of your work. And he was very polite," recalled Hamm.
It seems the fallout from Keith Richards claiming Mick Jagger has a small penis just won't stop. When asked about rock's first member at a press conference yesterday The Who's Pete Townshend declared: "I remember it as being huge and extremely tasty." Interesting choice of words...
Meanwhile The Who have announced they will tour their Quadrophenia rock opera album across the US this winter. The group' Roger Daltrey also confirmed they "have recorded a piece of music that is a fabulous ending for the Olympics and just shows the great music that has come out of this country."
Arctic Monkeys' Jamie Cook is has announced his engagement to long-term girlfriend Katie Downes.
Watch the video for The Vaccines new single, Teenage Icon.
Beck has contributed three new songs to video game Sound Shapes. Each of the songs, Cities, Touch The People and Spiral Staircases is a level in the music-based game, which is released on 7 August.
Funk Brothers bassist Bob Babbit has died aged 74 after being treated for brain cancer.
Listen to an interview with Grizzly Bear on their new album Shields.
Get ready, Lady Gaga is releasing a perfect called Fame and naturally she's made an advert, sorry, short film about it...
Gary Barlow is to be given the Music Industry Trust Award. The prize will be presented on 5 November at a charity dinner in London.
Florence + The Machine stand a good chance of holding on to the Number 1 slot in the UK singles chart, while Pnau's Elton John remix album, Good Morning To The Night, is leading the race in the album countdown, according to the official midweeks.
With The Dark Knight Rises out this weekend, here are five songs about Batman.
Today's Track Of The Day is The Soft Pack with Saratoga
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 19/07/2012
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